Aaron Pritchett coming back to town

One northern B.C.'s biggest names in music is coming for a Prince George concert appearance, with two other shows in the nearby area.

Country star Aaron Pritchett is riding tall on the strength of new hit single Better When I Do. The tune hit No. 1 earlier this month, and that was preceded by the hot chart hits Worth A Shot and When a Momma's Boy Meets a Daddy's Girl just before it.

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The radio rotation is a comfortable place for Pritchett after a string of hits over the years including favourites like Hold My Beer, Dirt Road in 'Em, Let's Get Rowdy, Hell Bent For Buffalo, How Do I Get There, his version of The Band's classic song The Weight, and many others.

He has been nominated for 58 major music industry awards in Canada (including three Junos), winning 30 of them.

He has called the Lower Mainland home for his adult life, but he spent many childhood years growing up in Kitimat. In more recent years he's settled (as much as a touring troubadour can settle) on Gabriola Island which is exactly where Prince George's country music legend Gary Fjellgaard pitched his permanent tent, and where Fort Fraser's Heidi Burtenshaw of local band Sound Of The North recently moved.

Pritchett has already done one round of Canada on his Out On The Town tour, and now he is circling in for some shows in this region. Joining him will be hot new talents Kira Isabella and David James as supporting acts. Both are buzz-names on the Canadian country scene these days, out earning their road miles with Pritchett showing them the way.

They will perform at Heartbreakers on Oct. 5, then off to the Roundhouse Theatre in McBride for Oct. 6 and the Valemount Community Theatre on Oct. 7.

Tickets go on sale Friday via his website: www.aaron-pritchett.com.

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